I am about to turn 29 in a few weeks and I am beginning to feel a bit old, or at least very adult. I’m engaged to my beautiful girlfriend, whom I’ve been with for over 11 years. We were waiting for marriage equality here in Colorado but civil unions will have to do because I just can’t wait any longer. I love her more than anything but we do have our ups and downs just like any other couple. We own a home that may require more money, time, and know-how than we have but we are determined to fix it up and sell it eventually. And we also have our pets, Samson, our little ankle biter, Sophia, the cat, she’s kind of a bitch but I like her that way, and Delilah, our awesome Ball Python.
As my title suggests, math is my favorite subject, and I’m currently exploring a more Zen way of living. I read a lot, books were my first love. This year I’m trying to read one new book a month but so far I am failing miserably. I also try to follow current events and politics pretty closely, especially anything having to do with civil rights or women’s issues.
I’ve always liked writing. It’s a lot like reading, it’s quiet, requiring a lot of focus and attention. And just like reading, at the end you get the feeling of having accomplished something significant, even if only for yourself.
As a teenager, and into my early 20s, I wrote a lot. I journaled, I wrote little personal stories, and I wrote sad teenage poetry. I was trying to express myself but after awhile the drive to write just went away. Part of it was life getting in the way but mostly my writing just never seemed very good to me. I knew I had a story to tell but I didn’t know how to write the way I needed to write in order to say what I needed to say.
It’s been years and off and on I have started again but I never made much progress. I think it’s probably because I have always ever just written for myself. It was easy and nice but there’s is no challenge in it, I could never get any better. So I’m starting this blog, to challenge myself and to learn to write for you, the reader.
I have a lot of down time at my job and I tend to think, a lot, about everything, I’m sure I will have plenty to write about. I’m trying to commit to at least one good post a week, maybe more if I get comfortable. I hope to write things that make you think about how the world works and why things are the way they are, and I hope to do it in a positive and encouraging way. And I might even try to make you laugh every once in awhile.
I’m new to blogging so hopefully after figuring things out this blog will feel more like my own little place on the internets. I welcome comments and critiques, or any tips you can offer, or just stop by sometime and say hello. I’d love to hear from you. You can also find me on Twitter or Tumblr, or maybe Google+ if you’re on there.
Until next time,